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 RSVP - Mound Summit

Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Join us for a full day of conversations with seven amazing Native curators of art!For more info, the agenda, and to register, visit: bit.ly/MoundSummit2023 *We are exploring online options for viewing. More details will follow.




September 16, 2023 - May 17, 2024

The inaugural “Native Futures” exhibition features more than a dozen established and
emerging Native artists in the Great Lakes region, including works by CfNF co-founders,
Noelle Garcia, Kelly Church, Jason Wesaw, Tom Jones, Holly Wilson, John Hitchcock, Camille
Billie, June Carpenter, Codak Smith, Le’Ana Asher, Dakota Mace, Ji Hae Yepa-Pappan,
Chelsea Big Horn, Lydia Cheshewalla, Hattie Lee, X and TIES poets
. Featured at the opening reception was a perfomance by Chicago-based Frank Waln, and catering by Chef Jessica Walks First and Ketapanen Kitchen.

Download our press release here!


Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art

at Schingoethe Center of Aurora University
Opening Reception: October 3, 5-6:30pm

We're pleased to partner on upcoming programs for this exhibition featuring artists who have ties to the legendary Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. CfNF Co-founders Chris Pappan and Debra Yepa-Pappan are both IAIA alumni and will give a presentation on November 7 from 5-7 at the Schingoethe Center in Aurora, IL.

More info on the exhibition and related programs here.

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